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In The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell demonstrated how fines that are set too low create the wrong behaviour. Only if they are set right does the required modification occur. I suspect we have a case of this here in South Africa, with the recent universal service obligations imposed on our leading national telecommunications

Telkom’s second attempt in seven years at acquiring Business Connexion (BCX), the listed IT services group, will probably get the nod from South Africa’s competition authorities, analysts believe. Telkom on Thursday announced it had made a R2,7bn all-cash offer to buy out the JSE-listed IT services company. In 2004, Telkom bid

Telkom plans to hand back spectrum in a wide range of radio frequencies as it migrates from legacy technologies to next-generation systems. It is in talks with telecommunications regulator Icasa about the plan, which is expected to take years to implement. The operator plans

Government, well intentioned as might be, could be on the verge of committing a serious blunder in its attempts to sort out South Africa’s poor broadband penetration rates — one that could stunt and distort the telecommunications industry for years to come. Communications

Telkom’s plan to “de-risk” its loss-making mobile business could lead to a transaction with rival MTN. The two operators are in sensitive discussions about a possible deal, two separate and well-placed sources have told TechCentral. It’s not clear what form a deal

The resignation on Monday of Nombulelo Moholi has been met with dismay by industry analysts, who have praised the outgoing Telkom group CEO while at the same time expressing alarm and cautioning that government must announce its intentions for the company sooner rather

Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC has suffered a 25% fall in fourth quarter profits while one of its biggest rivals in the smartphone market, Korean electronics giant Samsung, has turned in a profit improvement of more than 70% for the same

Given global economic uncertainty, SA’s IT market has performed “remarkably well”, says research and consulting firm BMI-TechKnowledge. And if its research is correct, it will continue to do so, reaching almost R100bn in sales four years from now. The market

Uncertainty in SA’s telecommunications industry has played havoc with product and network planning, says research firm BMI-TechKnowledge (BMI-T). BMI-T director Brian Neilson says mobile termination rates and the regulatory environment have been the primary drivers of uncertainty in the market.